• Three Ways To “Dumpling Up” For The Holidays

    December 20, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us.  I for one have FIVE, yes FIVE, Holiday parties to cook for in the week before Christmas alone.  Not to mention all the fun, yet taxing events leading up to Christmas and New Years.  As a food blogger, there is even more pressure to WOW the guests. I try to come up with easy, versatile recipes that I can bring to parties that also don’t break the bank.  Cooking can be expensive!  As I began to work on my Holiday menu, I was gifted an amazing treasure! Chateau Foods…

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  • Tipsy’s Tour of Five Wisconsin Bloody Mary Hot Spots.

    December 4, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The Bloody Mary is a weekend staple for The Tipsy Housewife, especially when I am up visiting the North Woods.  Typically, Original Tipsy and I make it a point to escape the men on a Saturday, and enjoy one or maybe even two Bloody’s at our favorite spots in town.  This trip we definitely needed a Girls Day Out so we decided to forgo our usual spots and become Bloody Mary Pioneers.  We explored five different spots to check out their Bloody Mary offerings, and we were NOT disappointed. Come with us on our journey of exploration for some of…

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  • The 12 Days of TIPSYmas

    November 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    We are all guilty of anticipating the holidays, planning all kinds of fun things and before we know it, they have passed us by and we’ve done nothing to celebrate but rush around trying to get things done.  I decided that this year I was not going to let that happen.  As it is with most holidays, it can also seem like there isn’t a lot of magic in the holidays if you don’t have children to celebrate with. Which is absolutely not true. I have found many ways to make the holidays magical for me, Mr. Tipsy and my…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Ways To Style Your Thanksgiving Table For About $20

    November 14, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Obviously I like to make my Thanksgiving Table the centerpiece for my meal. After all, Thanksgiving is like the Super Bowl for food lovers. This year I wanted to incorporate food into the table-scape. I also wanted to try to do it all for around $20. I achieved my goal and wanted to share with you how I did it. Below are some tricks and tips so you too, can achieve this look for less. Purchase Holiday decor after the holiday at a steep discount and pack away for the following year. Shop Aldi or Jewel for flower bouquets. Both…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Places to Eat In The Suburbs ~ Western Suburbs Edition

    November 3, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    As a life long city girl, I used to think the suburban food scene was a mix of TGI Friday’s (are those still around?) mall food courts and pick up joints for over 50 divorced people.  I am humble enough to admit that I was dead wrong. A couple of weeks ago, my older Golden Retriever tore his ACL and we had to temporarily move in with my parent’s while he prepared and then recovered from surgery. Not the best situation, but I used the opportunity to explore the Food Scene of the Western Burbs.  I was pleasantly surprised at…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Tips On Learning About Wine

    October 17, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    I used to be an occasional wine drinker for no other reason than the fact that it was there. I was mostly a beer and mixed drink type of person. This was because I knew NOTHING about wine other than I thought I liked only white, cold, crisp wine. My old routine was, have a taste for wine,  go to the store, look for the Sauvignon Blanc section and (GASP)  buy the one with the best looking label that also met my varying price point requirements for that week’s budget. A terrible habit I know. Then I went to work…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Things To Put In Your Mouth This October (I’m Talking Food People, Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter)

    October 11, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The Salmon Toast From Maison Marcel, Lakeview, Chicago I was invited to a Tipsy Business Meeting by a fellow Instagrammer and we decided on Maison Marcel as our meeting place.  It was my first time here and I can tell you with most certainty, that it wont be my last.  My companion and I decided to order two of their Toast Dishes to share. We chose the Salmon Toast and the Whipped Ricotta with Fig Toast.  Both were divine, but the juxtaposition of flavors on the Salmon Toast got me, Hook, Line and Sinker (pun intended). The bread was brioche…

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  • Fall Fun For Grown Ups, Five Ways To Embrace The Season That Don’t Include Kids!

    October 6, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Well it’s that time of year again, my favorite time of year, Fall! Sure signs of Fall are the changing leaves and the changing cocktail menus.  Goodbye Frosé, Hello Cider! In Chicago we celebrate Autumn by getting the last of our patio sits in, enjoying time outdoors, and preparing our snow day parking spot savers.  But there are more ways to celebrate and embrace the season. I have always been a lover of this time of year. October brings my birthday and my favorite of all the holidays, Halloween.  Dreaded by most couples with children, and usually LOVED by those…

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